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Epidemiology professor appointed to direct Center of Global and Immigrant Health


During her time at UCLA, Anne Rimoin has founded the UCLA-DRC Health Research and Training Program, which trains epidemiologists from the United States and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

During her time at UCLA, Anne Rimoin has founded the UCLA-DRC Health Research and Training Program, which trains epidemiologists from the United States and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)


A UCLA associate professor of epidemiology was selected to be the new director of the UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health.

Anne Rimoin joined UCLA faculty in 2004 and has served as associate director for the CGIH since 2014. Rimoin is an expert on global health and emerging infectious diseases, according to a UCLA newsroom press release.

Faculty members at the center conduct research on topics focused on emerging global health problems and immigrant health. Faculty work alongside immigrant communities in California and collaborate with research institutions in more than 50 countries.

During her time at UCLA, Rimoin has founded the UCLA-DRC Health Research and Training Program, which trains epidemiologists from the United States and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to conduct infectious-disease research in environments with scarce resources and those in which conducting research can be difficult.

In addition to founding the program, Rimoin has led research in the Congo for 16 years, studied the emergence of monkeypox in the area and identified new pathogens in animals and humans.

The CGIH was established in 2008. It consists of faculty members from the Fielding School of Public Health, according to the school’s website. It also consists of faculty from the David Geffen School of Medicine, the School of Dentistry, the School of Nursing and the California Center for Population Research.

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Ostergaard is the 2018-2019 assistant News editor of Features and Student Life. She was previously a News contributor. Ostergaard is a second-year Cognitive Science student at UCLA.


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